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12:00 AM, February 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:45 AM, February 26, 2020

The fate of the Rohingya

In January, the International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to "take all measures within its power" to protect the Rohingya population from genocide. Conditions in Myanmar for those Rohingya who remain are grim. So far, the overall picture for the Rohingya is bleak. In Bangladesh, the government has put in place a series of security measures that limit the access of the Rohingya to the outside world. Inside the camps, the resulting desperation is palpable.

At a more fundamental level, the Rohingya in Bangladesh have been denied a meaningful say in their own daily affairs and in discussions about their future. Their voices remain largely absent from deliberations surrounding their return to Myanmar or their relocation to Bhasan Char, an island in the Bay of Bengal. This needs to change.

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